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Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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It's a Carnival Scrum

Norwegian Getaway Cruise Review by pnelson960

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom

We only booked this because when we were on a Mexican Cruise 2 years ago, we got suckered into their Cruise Next promotion and prepaid $1000.

This is a party boat designed for the Caribbean with water slides, blasting music, 4000 passengers, and a constant fake party atmosphere. There is no quiet place to go for a drink or to listen to music.

The food in the complimentary restaurants was so lousy, we opted to pay for specialty restaurants.

The shore excursions had 32 or more people, and usually, no microphone system. And very expensive!


The seafood restaurant ran out of lobster in a few days.

The free restaurants were awful.

The noodle restaurant had the most bland food and worst service on the ship.

It was continually noisy and crowded! Everywhere!

I hated the blaring speakers and fake crew dancing to welcome us back from Stockholm.

I hate the constant pitch for the horrible art auction, jewelry, and shopping.

I think the casino pumped in a smoke fragrance into the air to stimulate play.

Lots of very heavy drinking.

The ice bar was filled with drunks every time I tried to get in.

I had food poisoning one night from eating at the Tropicana room. I think it was the coconut sherbet, since that is the only different food I had from my husband all day.

Disembarkation directions should be printed in the daily schedule; some of us are not glued to our phones or the TV.


The stateroom was clean.

Service was very good.

We were able to change a shore excursion at the last minute.

One bartender made the best French 75.

Several shows were excellent.

Suggestion: Provide movies related to shore excursions. It would really provide context for the sights and reduce the inane questions some people ask on excursions. Most have no idea what they are seeing because they don't read.

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Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 11144

Always clean and Elizabeth was very helpful getting my shoe repaired.

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